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Is there any reason or sense behind the rule "Note that for all verbs ending in -ER (including aller), the -s is dropped at the end of the tu form."

PaulineB1Kwiziq community member

Is there any reason or sense behind the rule "Note that for all verbs ending in -ER (including aller), the -s is dropped at the end of the tu form."

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CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Pauline, 

No rhyme or reason it's just the way it is ....

SydneyA2Kwiziq community member

I read somewhere that all those silent letters we see today in modern written French were at one time pronounced, and hence we see them preserved in the written language.

Is there any reason or sense behind the rule "Note that for all verbs ending in -ER (including aller), the -s is dropped at the end of the tu form."

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